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Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management

University of Cumbria

12 months
12800 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Building on your own previous experience and background, either from your studies at university or beyond, the Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management programme from University of Cumbria will expand and develop your creative leadership skills.


Designed and delivered in close collaboration with leading regional arts, cultural and creative organisations, the programme provides you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field within Arts, Cultural and the Creative Business sector.    

We encourage applications from as wide a range of backgrounds and specialisms as possible. The Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management programme from University of Cumbria can also be tailored to suit people already working in the sector who wish to gain experience in leadership and management, or to accelerate career development.

Graduate destinations

This course can lead to art, culture and creative related professions such as arts management, theatre management, a range of creative SME’s, curation, museum management, etc. The course can also support students wishing to go on to study at MPhil/PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts Management in the 21st Century
  • Professional Practice
  • Creative Enterprise: A New Business Venture
  • Managing Arts & Cultural Events
  • Extended Professional Practice Project
  • Entrepreneurship, Governance, Ethics and Risk Management
  • Major Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good first degree (2.1 or above) in Art, Design, Media and performance related subject; for overseas applicants appropriate equivalence will apply. 
  • Applicants may be asked to attend an interview in person or via Skype.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 GBP per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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